Escherichia coli (STEC) serotype O104 outbreak causing haemolytic syndrome (HUS) in Germany and France

  • Salvatore Rubino Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
  • Piero Cappuccinelli Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
  • David J Kelvin University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

Abstract

At the beginning of May an outbreak of bloody diarrhoea and haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) began in Germany. During the succeeding months following the initial outbreak in Germany, thousands of infections occurred resulting in 877 cases of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) with 32 deaths and 3,043 cases of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) with 16 deaths
Published
2011-07-03
How to Cite
Rubino S, Cappuccinelli P, Kelvin D (2011) Escherichia coli (STEC) serotype O104 outbreak causing haemolytic syndrome (HUS) in Germany and France. The Journal Of Infection In Developing Countries 5 (06): 437-440. https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.2172
Section
Outbreak

Keywords

EAEC; EHEC; HUS; Outbreak O104:H4